Affordable wood stove is constructed of heavy gauge reinforced plate steel with welded seams to insure years of service. Firebrick lined and features a 10in. x 14in. cast iron feed-door with gasket seal, ceramic safety glass hearth extension, cast iron damper-collar and cool-touch spring handle. Stove accepts 16in. logs. Includes blower. Safety tested to UL 1482. This item is not for sale in the state of California and Washington. Customers are responsible for checking local codes and regulations prior to purchase. Door Opening W x H in. 10 x 14, Clearance from Corner in. 28, Heating Capability sq. ft. 1,000, Firebox Size W x D in. 18 x 12, Igniter Manual, Dimensions W x D x H in. 24 x 22 x 28, Heat Settings No, Flue Collar Size in. 6, Clearance from Side Wall in. 28, BTU Output 102,000, Clearance from Rear Wall in. 33, Mobile Home Approved No, Fuel Type Wood, Thermostat Included No, Max. Log Size Accepted L in. 16, EPA Exempt Yes, Blower CFM 60, Blower Power Supply Volts, Amps 110, Stove Pipe Included No, Full Load Run Time Hours 4-6, Product Type Stove, Blower Included Yes. Cast iron door with handsome Frontiersman design Flue Type Oval Safety glass allows clear view of fire Hearth extension to collect ash Dual panel induction system for proper combustion Wide-stance legs for stability Cannot be installed in mobile homes
Average Customer Rating:
(18 Reviews) 18
Rating Summary(18 reviews)
18 of 18(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"I purchased this stove in 2008 for my unfinished basement. The stove does a good job and delivers as advertised. The basement was a challenge because it's all block and concrete floor. Read: porous and chilly. So, I added foil insulation to 1.5 walls and now the stove gets things above 70 f in just a few minutes. It maintains 75f with alittle effort. The only issue I had is the rope gasket came off the door in the first season. I got a kit and re-installed it and no problems since. I split my own wood (*see my review on the 37 ton Northstar splitter) and can get 16" logs in there no problem. Online it may appear to be a small firebox but you can get several logs in there easily. The glass rarely needs cleaning which surprised me. This is great value for your money."
"Had it for a week, now, and glad to have some "heat insurance" against power failures in cold weather. We don't get a lot of snow, but we do get frequent ice storms, and they are known to be hard on the electrical grid.
This stove is small, which is good for our small space, but it has to be fed often to keep a hot fire. The flip side of that is that it begins to produce heat within 10 or 15 minutes of starting a good fire. It seems well built, and should last a long time.
Cut your firewood no longer than 12 inches, to make it easy to feed. Yes, it has a 14-inch firebox, but fitting bigger pieces to it would be tricky, especially with a fire in progress. Not worth it.
I put it on an extra-wide platform, with two layers of ceramic tile sandwiched with a layer of cement board, and extra-conservative heat shields for the back wall and living-room side.
Catch it on sale in the spring, and get a real bargain."
"After shopping around for a wood burning stove to heat my basement and rapidly becoming discouraged with the prices I saw, I turned to the internet where I was lucky enough to find the Vogelzang Frontiersman Wood Stove at northerntool.com. I was immediately interested when I saw the price was much lower than any I had found elsewhere. After comparing the BTU output and other details to be sure it was what I needed, I ordered it for delivery right to my door. Upon arrival in just three days, I was able to quickly and easily assemble it and had a fire burning within a few hours. It not only heats the entire basement, but also looks great and adds more value to my home than the total cost."
"We love our stove! The upright size keeps the footprint smaller as our home is less then 1500 SF. There have been several times when the stove was burning so hot we had to open the front door to let some of the heat OUT of the house!
The glass in the door makes it easy to watch the fire and know when we need to put more wood in. The Air Wash feature makes it a bit easier to keep the glass clean.
I also like it that the stove pipe is mounted at the back of the stove. This gives me the two front corners to do some cooking. This stove is not set up for cooking, however, I have cooked several meals on the stove top. It does not get as hot as a conventional wood stove because of the double wall ceiling in the fire box. It is not ideal for cooking, but in a power outage, it works just fine.
The only reason I did not give this stove a 5 star rating is that you cannot bank it to keep it burning through the night. It doesn't have manual dampers to control the air flow. We have closed the chimney flue until it is almost closed and it still burns out over night. The plus is, it will burn for at least 6 hours so the house stays warm. When I shovel out the ash, there are just enough live coals for me to get the fire started again. Just keep a good supply of kindling ready to restart the fire each morning. All told, we love our stove and highly recommend it to others."
"My wife and I have had four stoves in our home in the last five years and this is by far the best for our application. We have a 1400 sq ft home and this little stove heats it to 80 degrees with no problem. We love the glass door for viewing the fire and keeping track of the need for adding wood. Installation was a snap to connect to our existing venting. We bought this after looking at many other more expensive stoves and have not been disapointed. We replaced an antique cook stove and were still able to cook on top of this stove. If you have a small home or cabin don't hesitate to use this stove."
"This wood burning stove does a good job for it's size. The price was right. Wood needs to be custom cut to fit and it is difficult to remove ash without making a mess. We are heating a lake side cabin with 1200 sq. feet 1 1/2 story and circulating the air with celing fans. Our coldest weather is about 30 degrees so it will keep the inside warm to 70 degrees."
"Bought this shortly after Katrina. With about 12 cords of hardwood cut off my property, I figured we could use some help for our aging central unit. Installed in one end of kitchen/laundry room, next to rear master bedroom. Easy install; load it up at night, and you are warm until time to reload the next AM, or to let it cool down. This is about a 800 sq.ft. area that we heat. We don't get a lot of consecutive freezing nights most winters, so the fact that there's no ash drawer removal isn't too much of a bother - just wish there was one."
"Very pleased with ordering and shipping process.Have a 2 story house,main area for living room as heat circulates well,bought a through the wall kit,including thimble with little difficulty.After set up had a few chilly days/nights fired up stove performed well.We buy seasoned wood for about 50.00/truckload and free millwood.We also have an electric fireplace as supplement heat source."
"This is a great little stove. We have a little twelve hundred square foot home and it has cut our electric bill in half. I was a little worried about the size when we first got it but After the first couple of fires I was very happy. We use chunks of two by fours from a pallette shop as our fuel source and sometimes get too warm. All in all I would recommend this stove to anyone."
"My home is equipt with heat pumps which, at best, are very inefficient. This is my first woodburning stove and there is a learning curve to building and maintaining a fire. The best I can say about this stove is that it cut my electric bill by $200.00 per month"
"we looked at quite a few much higher priced woodstoves... BUY THIS ONE! the fan/ blower is incredible for its size. we do find that cutting the logs shorter than we were used to is a learning curve, but by using log "bricks" you can get quite toasty. glass stays surprisingly clean. we are extremely pleased with this unit."
"i kept this stove running nearly daily for the last winter. the stove doesnt allow to regulate the 'inflow' which limits it quite a bit to keep a fire running. the glass door needed to be cleaned at least once a week to actually allow you to watch your fire. the blower on the back is quite noisy and i am not sure how much it actually does to distribute the heat, it is not very well placed i feel, and the air circulation is not perfect. we had a pot of water on the stovetop to humidify the air and where the pot stood are rusty dots now- the finishing of the stovetop seems to be very sensitive. Otherwise, we heated a ~950 sqft ranch style home in Vermont with this stove for a winter (during the day only) and the natural gas heat rarely kicked in during that time. we burned less than 2 cords of wood!"
"I took out my Franklin wood stove which smoked up the whole house and put in this stove. what a difference NO Smoke !!! This stove heats well and looks good also. Nice blower , really does a good job. Wind chill here the other day was 10 to 15 degrees 1200 to 1400 sg ft stayed warm and toasty.[2500 sg ft total] we do not heat the basement with this stove simply because we are not down there enough. I would purchase another stove like this one for the basement if that changes. this stove heats 1400 just fine without making any room to hot."
"We purchased the Vogelzang Frontiersman Wood Stove, VG450ELGB in Oct of 2006 and have been using it for almost 2 years. We live in East Texas and use this stove in our 12' x 24' screen shelter with plexiglass sides that we are living in while we build our home. This wood stove can bring the temperature from 40 to 70 in less than an hour in our screen shelter (with open slat wood floors)
The wood stove can kick out a lot of heat very quickly and it holds a fire for a reasonable amount of time, even when filled with sweet gum and pine wood. There is no air inlet control so it will not burn all night, the longest burn I have had is 3hrs. This is a good wood stove for the money, but sometimes I do need to leave the door cracked open to get enough air to maintain a fire. We use a iron grate in the bottom of the fire box and this helps. There is no ash draw so to keep a fire going for more than a day you need to keep the ashes cleaned out or it restricts the draft under the wood. The included blower is a great bonus but does not put any air over the top of the stove, not a major issue but I think it could move more heat that way. ( We use an additional fan placed beside the unit.) The included fan could be a noise issue in a quiet house. The stove has a flat top that we use for cooking. We have cooked soup and bread in a dutch oven on top of the stove. I found the overall construction as good as some more expensive stoves. Overall we like this wood stove - for the size and for the money it's a good deal. We have purchased a second that we will use in the master bedroom of our house after construction is finished."
"This is a really nice stove for the money. I use it in my shop and it holds a fire for a really long time, even when filled with scraps from my shop. The blower is a great bonus and works reasonably quietly. Mine needed a few holes drilled out for the blower, both on the blower bracket and the heat shield, but besides that, I found the construction as good as much more expensive stoves."
"I bought one about 2 years ago. I have used it for 2wo winters. It is a good little stove. my only issue is that I live at 10,000 feet and it does not get enough air. Although more expencive ones have the same issue here."